Posted in coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Goals, motivation

One small step…


The start of the year is a good time to change working practices and be more effective.

I have tried so many time and project management schedules and different goal setting formulas.  However I recently read an article which simplifies the way we work each day:-

Most of us feel pulled in more directions than ever, expected to work longer hours and get more done. To help you battle this overload, create rituals—highly specific behaviours, done at precise times, that become automatic and no longer require conscious will or discipline. For example, go to bed at the same time every night so you consistently get enough sleep, or work out as soon as you wake up to be sure you get exercise even when you don’t feel like it. At the end of each work day, write down the most important task to accomplish the following day; when you return in the morning, start on that task before doing anything else. By creating and sticking to these rituals you’ll free yourself up to focus on the important things.

Adapted from the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done.

My other top tip is to just look at daily to do list – the whole week can seem overwhelming.  Each day I am being realistic and typing it quickly onto a notes page in my iPad and already feeling good for 2013.  Achievement underpins motivation so the more you get done the better you feel, however just looking at one list and it being realistic will be far more satisfying than a huge raft of challenges.

For most people today will be the first day back at work, so really think about your rituals, as the article suggests see if you can do the same things at the same time each day.

nuggets can help on a 1:1 basis with coaching or book a 90 minute time management session for your team.

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